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CFP® Professional Certificate Program

About CFP

Certified Financial Planners (CFP®) serve as trusted advisors, help people meet financial goals and assist in solving financial problems.

As a financial planner with valuable expertise, you can expect personal satisfaction as well as financial rewards. Financial planners consistently report an increase in average annual gross earnings after receiving their CFP® certification. The financial planning career path is expected to grow 41% by 2016, according to Money Magazine and Payscale.com.

In partnership with Kaplan Financial Education, our education program enables you to satisfy CFP Board requirements necessary to sit for the national exam. This program benefits both experienced professionals seeking to advance their careers and those entering the field for the first time. Taught by working professionals, our flexible and convenient learning options allow you to master the 8 major domains covered on the CFP® exam.

Kaplan also offers CFP® exam prep review solutions to help students who have completed the required education. Kaplan’s expert instructors and proven learning science will help students stay focused, zero in on critical content for the exam, and learn valuable test-taking tips and strategies.

CFP® Certification is the highest standard in financial planning.  

More Information About CFP® Certification


Candidates wishing to apply to The University of Texas at Tyler CFP® Professional Certificate Program, must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, or in our judgment, are reasonably certain of attaining one within five years. 

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The CFP® program is a partnership between UT Tyler and Kaplan University School of Professional and Continuing Education.

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